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Introduction to Philosophy

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Renáta Kišoňová

The first part of this textbook introduces philosophy to the reader as a part of culture, in addition to science, religion, art. It outlines various disciplines of philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, philosophy of mind etc. The second part maps the understanding of history, or the philosophical reflection of history in the history of philosophy.
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In the presented textbook we tried outlining the basic topics of philosophy, starting from the term philosophy itself. We delineated it in a broader way in the context of culture, myth and science. We introduced thematic groups and questions of the individual philosophical disciplines and mapped the approaches of the individual authors of history of philosophy to the topic of history. An attentive reader can find the reflection essays and recommended literature at the conclusion of each chapter. It is advisable to study this extra information carefully. Without philosophical texts your study will remain shallow and non-philosophical. Philosophy does not represent only a sum of critical thinking, love for truth, knowledge, wisdom but also honesty. Read plenty and read dutifully if you plan on becoming model students of philosophy – or better yet model philosophers! ← 101 | 102 → ← 102 | 103 →

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